Chris Bosh will be game-time decision for Game 5
By TIM REYNOLDS AP Sports Writer June 5, 2012 1:44PM
Miami Heat head coach Erik Spoelstra instructs his team during the first quarter of Game 4 against the Boston Celtics in their NBA basketball Eastern Conference finals playoff series in Boston, Sunday, June 3, 2012. (AP Photo/Elise Amendola)
MIAMI — The Miami Heat will decide later Tuesday if Chris Bosh will play in Game 5 of the Eastern Conference finals.
Bosh went through shootaround Tuesday morning. Coach Erik Spoelstra says he will spend the afternoon weighing options, and will consult with both Bosh and the Heat training staff before making the decision.
The Boston-Miami series is knotted at two games apiece.
Bosh strained a lower abdominal muscle late in the first half of Game 1 of the Indiana-Miami second round series May 13. He did not play in the second half of that game, and in the nine postseason games since, Miami has gone 5-4.
Bosh averaged 18 points and 7.9 rebounds in the regular season. He averaged 14.7 points and 6.8 rebounds in six playoff games before getting hurt.